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an artist collective




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Beating of Wings is committed to building a community which supports women and other underrepresented artists in their journeys to create, develop, and produce vital, socially conscious work. 

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What's On Now

video and pictures by Chris Meissner

Thank you for joining us on Sunday, November 17th at 6:30 in Pasadena for our workshop production of "A Sad Tale's Best for Winter"- keep checking back here to see what's next for the project and what's next for Beating of Wings!

presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code

Performed one night only, Sunday, November 17th at 6:30 pm

Lawrence Hall (the upstairs studio) at A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena

Space courtesy of the Noise Now Program 

Free garage parking available at theater

Free refreshments provided 

William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale could be said to ask the question: “how can we forgive?”

But what about the times when we can’t forgive? Is it possible to move forward, and to heal, in those moments when the catastrophic violence can’t be erased with miraculous forgiveness?

Through text both classic and original and through song, dance, and spoken word, A Sad Tale’s Best for Winter, a new adaption of The Winter's Tale by Anna Miles, explores these questions by interrupting and disrupting Shakespeare’s text- bringing the story into a fantasy world where women live isolated from men, where bears hide behind trees in relentless pursuit, and where a new generation struggles to undo the centuries worth of fear, pain, and violence in the hopes of creating a new, better world. 

About Noise Now:

Noise Now is an opportunity to expand our family by engaging with our neighboring communities and peer organizations. Noise Now aims to illuminate and activate underrepresented populations, communities of color, young people, and all others not equitably represented at the theatre. 

Beating of Wings is excited to be given the space to develop this play by the Noise Now program at A Noise Within Theater- it seems a perfect fit, to be working within a new initiative aimed at celebrating underrepresented voices and building new audiences in the theater at a renowned theater known for their commitment to the vitality of classical text....and it’s pretty cool that the company is producing the source material as part of their season, providing an ideal platform on which to present this new theatrical companion piece.


presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code